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Healing-Centered Illinois Task Force celebrates launch at Governors State

On Jan. 30, Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton officially launched the Healing-Centered Illinois Task Force (HCITF), marking a significant step towards addressing trauma and promoting healing within communities across Illinois.  The launch event at Governors State University preceded the task force’s first official meeting. Initiated through a 2020 bill in the[Read More…]

GSU administration, faculty finalize new 3-year contract

After months of negotiations, unionized faculty and staff at Governors State University have a new three-year contract, but not without a bit of acrimony. Members of the University Professionals of Illinois Local 4100, GSU Chapter voted to ratify the new collective bargaining agreement for the years 2022-2025. The union members[Read More…]

Strike suspended as GSU, union reach tentative agreement

Governors State University and the University Professionals of Illinois (UPI) representing GSU faculty and staff reached a tentative contract agreement Monday night. The deal resulted in suspension of the strike that began a week ago. “We’re relieved that we’ve come out of this process with a contract that addresses workload[Read More…]

Striking faculty and staff from GSU cheer speakers during the rally outside the administration building on Tuesday. (Provided photo/GSU Phoenix staff)

Picketing, rally mark start of strike by GSU faculty and staff

Faculty and staff at Governors State University went on strike on Tuesday, April 11. The action comes after negotiations that began last summer stalled. Union members picketed near the university’s main entrance and then rallied outside of the university’s administrative offices. They were joined by fellow members of University Professionals[Read More…]

Faculty and staff authorize strike against GSU

Governors State University’s faculty and staff union (GSU UPI) voted overwhelmingly last week to authorize a strike if a new contract agreement cannot be reached. The vote comes after nine months of negotiations, mediation and little progress at the bargaining table. Many GSU UPI members have continued working to serve[Read More…]

GSU to host film fest with social justice focus

Chicago Southland International Film Festival (CSIFF) presented by Governors State University (GSU) is hosting its inaugural Summer Showcase event on July 29. This year’s event will celebrate filmmakers who have chosen to highlight social justice issues through cinema. Presented in collaboration with the university’s Social Justice Initiative (SJI), led by Dr. Phyllis West,[Read More…]

GSU, SSC included in state’s $20M equitable workforce program

Governors State University and South Suburban College are among organizations receiving state  workforce development funding. Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced this week that $20 million would be distributed among 44 community-based organizations to provided training and wrap-around services that will bolster equitable workforce recovery for those struggling to gain meaningful employment. [Read More…]

GSU gets $1.1 million grant to assist disadvantaged students

Governors State University will use a $1.1 million TRIO grant from the U.S. Department of Education for a new GSU Education Opportunity Center. TRIO is designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. It includes eight programs targeted to serve and assist targeted communities, and also includes[Read More…]

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